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philh

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Posted: 07/23/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bobbo wrote:

The only time I hook to shore water is when we are hosting one of the teenage granddaughters. (That is also the only time I stay hooked to the sewer and leave the grey valve open.)

AFTER my youngest daughter left the house, I installed on demand hot water [emoticon] Her shower lasted as long as the 40 gallon hot water tank.

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i fill fresh tank about 1/2 full before we leave home to use on bathroom breaks on the road. when we get to campsite i hook up to campground water with pressure regulator. i have a fresh tank/city water lever on my water hook on TT. i finish filling up fresh tank, turn off campground spigot valve. leave hose connected to TT so i can refill if needed and use fresh tank for our water supply. i have found the water pump gives us better pressure for taking showers than campground water. when we go to bed, and if we leave TT, i turn off water pump so no bad surprises with leak while we sleep or are gone for awhile. works for us. if there is a sudden leak with pump on we will hear it.

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Interesting stuff. Heading out to the river now where my friend leaves her trailer. Wouldn't be surprised if she leaves the water on 24/7 with no regulator at all.

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philh wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

The only time I hook to shore water is when we are hosting one of the teenage granddaughters. (That is also the only time I stay hooked to the sewer and leave the grey valve open.)

AFTER my youngest daughter left the house, I installed on demand hot water [emoticon] Her shower lasted as long as the 40 gallon hot water tank.

I hope you are talking about your S&B house. I shudder at the thought of an RV with a 40 gallon hot water tank.


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When we were starting out we had a major leak, luckily the camper stayed dry. We were using one of those cheap pressure regulators, the ones that come free in your starter kit.

We were sitting outside when my wife said she heard water. Walked around back and there is a geyser coming out of the outside shower. cold water knob was about six feet away. No water that night capped of the line in the morning.

Since then I've used a Watts house style regulator.


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Only use water from my onboard tank. Use the campground water to refill tank only. We drink and cook with filtered water brought from home or bought on the road.

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